Watkins Insurance Group in Austin, Texas, joined Assurex Global effective March 15, 2022. This firm is now included in the 97 independent brokerages that make up the worldwide partnership.
Assurex Global is strategically adding multiple Partner firms in 2022 as it continues to grow and enhance its offerings. Partner firms must meet stringent selection standards so clients know they’re working with the best when choosing an Assurex Global Partner.
“The process to become an Assurex Global Partner comes with a rigorous due diligence process, and like all our other Partner firms, Watkins meets our high standards,” said Assurex Global President & CEO Dean Hildebrandt.
Watkins Insurance Group was founded in 1949 as R.B. Lewis Agency. In 1965, the agency became Lewis-Watkins-Farmer Agency, with David Watkins then becoming the sole owner in 1985 as Watkins Insurance Group. David Watkins’ son, Patrick, joined the agency in 1994 after attending college at Texas A&M. Patrick became president of the agency in 2002.
The firm has grown from five employees in 1994 to more than 100 employees in four Texas locations: Austin, Georgetown, Marble Falls, and Waco. Its specialties include Biotech, Condos/Townhomes, Construction, Contractors/Contracting, EB-Life, Management Liability, Nonprofits, Private Client, Real Estate/Developers, and Restaurants.
“We have a commitment to personalized service, and we know Assurex Global Partner firms all share that value,” said Patrick Watkins, President of Watkins Insurance Group. “We are excited to be in great company as we take this next step.”
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Assurex Global is the world’s largest privately-held commercial insurance, risk management, and employee benefits brokerage group. The company operates as an exclusive Partnership, supported by more than 100 of the world’s most respected and successful insurance brokers. For more information, visit www.assurexglobal.com.